MA, PLPC, NCC
Stephen is a Provisionally Licensed Professional Counselor (PLPC) under the supervision of Julia Dooley, MA, LPC, RPT, and is board certified as a Nationally Certified Counselor (NCC). He received a Master of Arts degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Webster University in 2021, is a graduate of Harvard Medical School certificate program in Global Mental Health: Trauma Recovery, and is continuing his professional education as a doctoral Ph.D. student in the Counseling Psychology program at the University of Missouri—St Louis (UMSL). He is a member of the American Counseling Association (ACA), American Psychological Association (APA), and Association of Counseling Sexology and Sexual Wellness (ACSSW).
Stephen has been involved in providing mental health-related care and services for more than 10 years. In his career, Stephen has worked as a victim advocate and crisis responder for those impacted by violent or sexual crime and has experience with helping clients overcome substance use and other addictive behaviors. He is very familiar with various recovery programs and has 20+ years of personal sobriety.
Stephen has unique knowledge and experience in helping clients and their loved ones who are impacted by HIV/AIDS disease and has specialized experience working within the Ryan White program. He is involved in the LGBTQIA+ community and enjoys working with clients from diverse backgrounds. Additionally, Stephen is a proud veteran and enjoys working with fellow vets and first responders.
My personal philosophy toward life and counseling is each of us needs help dealing with stresses at times. Whether you are struggling with concerns related to anxiety, depression, LGBTQIA+ identity, trauma, loss, finding it tough to accept a new medical diagnosis, or other unique issues, I am eager to help. It is always my goal to listen with empathy and compassion to your individual circumstance with the ultimate hope of helping everyone find greater peace, strength, balance, and joy in life.
I use a combination of evidence-based therapeutic practices, which includes Cognitive-Behavioral (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Gestalt Experiential Technique, Mindfulness-based, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), and other approaches based on the client’s goals for the therapeutic relationship and setting. I offer both video/telehealth and in-person sessions, but only on weekends at this time.
9 AM to 5 PM
9 AM to 5 PM
Psychotherapy, Individual Therapy, Group Therapy
Anxiety, Depression, General Mental Health, Identity Conflict, Substance/Addictive Disorders, Trauma, HIV/Aids Education and Support
General Population, LGBTQ+, First Responders/Veterans, Spiritual/Religious
CBT, EMDR, Behavioral, Mindfulness, Gestalt Experiential Technique
I am not on any insurance panels